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British universities forge partnerships in China

University of Central Lancashire

Two British universities have unveiled plans to launch joint programmes with Chinese institutions. The deals were announced during a visit by university minister David Willetts to the country last week. The University of Central Lancashire will establish a joint media centre with Hebei University in Baoding. Bangor University, meanwhile, will create Bangor College in the city of Changsha in partnership ... Read More »

British universities contribute £73bn to the economy in a year

English universities

British universities have generated more than £73 billion in a year for the economy and almost 3 per cent of all employment, a new report has revealed. Through direct or secondary multiplier effects, higher education institutions contributed more than £73 billion in 2011-12, compared with £59 billion in 2007-08, when the findings were last published in 2009. And for every ... Read More »

NZ universities fail to make world’s top 100

University-of-Auckland

By Matthew Backhouse New Zealand universities have failed to rank among the world’s most prestigious 100 institutions as rated by top international scholars. The Times Higher Education reputation rankings, released today, are based on the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey. The rankings show American and British universities remain highly rated by top scholars, while Asian universities are becoming increasingly ... Read More »

University applicant gender gap widens

UCAS

By Bethan Erasmus and Claudia Zink Female applicants to universities this year have outnumbered males by over a third, according to UCAS. UCAS chief executive Mary Curnock Cook predicted that the gap between men and women going into higher education could eclipse the gulf between rich and poor students. While there has been an increase of four per cent in ... Read More »

Concern over decline in number of Indian students at British universities

Indian students UK

There has been growing concerns that the number of Indian students in British universities is dwindling in the wake of the latest university figures. Departments which host Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects have seen the biggest drop, with universities reporting a decline of 20 to 30 percent in Indian students in this academic year. The figures are a cause ... Read More »

China donates 1.7mill to British Universities

University-of-Bradford

China has donated a lump some £1.7million to British Universities in the country’s Yorkshire counties for the purpose of cancer research funding. The funding is to enable British universities successfully transfer their technologies to the rest of the world, reports state. Staff at Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull universities will share the funds. The funds were made available after a ... Read More »

UK universities attract Azeri students: Applications double in 3 years

British Universities to hold interviews and seminars at the Baku Hilton Hotel on 24 November 2012. UK Education has a long tradition of excellence and an innovative approach to teaching. Research carried out at UK universities is world-leading, and a UK qualification is career-defining. The growth of the Azeri economy as well as government scholarship programmes has led to an ... Read More »

British universities told to get more male students

Jack Grimston Universities should set targets to increase the number of male students because men are so underrepresented in higher education, the government’s new fair access regulator has suggested. Les Ebdon said boys had been falling behind girls at school and the effect was feeding through into degree courses. This could mean universities monitoring the number of men studying for ... Read More »

UK: Fewer Indian students opt for science, technology courses

The reduced number of Indian students this year has led to concerns in some British universities over the financial viability of courses and departments particularly in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As universities report a drop of between 20 and 30 per cent of Indian students in the forthcoming academic year starting later this month, the ... Read More »

Genuine Indian students are welcome: Universities UK

Top officials of British universities said that genuine Indian and other international students continued to be welcome to study here, asserting that there was nothing in the recent changes to the student visa regime that prevented them from coming to the UK. Universities UK, the organisation that represents all higher education institutions, held a special briefing to allay the perception ... Read More »

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